American/British, 19th century, each of rectangular form with hinged lid with mirrored back opening to velvet lined interior with removable fitted and divided tray: one with hexagon and star geometric patterned inlay, square and diamond borders, red velvet interior, 8-1/4 x 14 x 8-3/4 in.; one with octagon and star inlay, diamond borders, heart escutcheon, blue velvet interior, removable mirrored back panel, 7 x 13-1/4 x 9 in. Note: From a private collection representing 18th and 19th century tea caddies and boxes of various designs from America, Britain, Asia and Europe.
Provenance: Private Collection, Colorado
each with scattered scratches and edge bumps, some chips, losses, and restorations to inlay, staining and wear to interior linings, possible reveneering and later restorations throughout; one with crack and separation to top panel